Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Cybersafety

As I continue to explore the roles and responsibilities that we have towards our students if we are going to have them use technologies in education, I continue to build up a great list of resources that will be used by teachers, parents and students. The more I explore this issue, the more I realise how important this whole topic is and what a great responsibility teachers and parents have. Here is another link to another great site that helps us to understand this area. This is a page that lists of collection of ideas and sites that discuss the Social, Legal and ethical issues of online learning. http://onlinetools.pbwiki.com/EARCOS+Main+Page

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Thank you for a great list of references to help keep our students and children safe as they explore the Internet. As a fellow educator and parent, I am continually amazed at how much information is on the Internet. On the other hand, I am amazed and often shocked at just what type of information and websites are on the Internet. For example, as students are searching the Internet, sometimes inappropriate websites pop up and could entice curious students to open a site they should not be visiting. Also, keeping curious students from opening harmful websites that may cause viruses will continue to be an issue for years to come.

Students and society will become more dependent upon the Internet as it continues to dominate most aspects of our lives. Educating students and parents about cybersafety will be an important step to filter all of this free flowing information. Thank you for the list!

Ryan